Monthly Archives January 2015

North Wales Police drink driving crackdown is not just for Christmas

488 drivers in Wales were caught over the drink drive limit in December as part of the Christmas clampdown. In all, 30,718 drivers were breath tested between 1 December 2014 and 1 January 2015. North Wales Police carried out 15,627 tests with 76 positive, while South Wales Police tested 4,684 with 230 positive. Dyfed-Powys Police had 8,204 tests with 140 positive, while Gwent […]

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2014: Fewer breath tests – higher failure rate

The proportion of motorists in England and Wales failing police breath tests increased last year to its highest level for three years. However, according to Police drink driving figures, officers carried out fewer tests overall. Almost 6,000 drivers tested positive for alcohol in 2014, 4.39% of the total – the highest percentage since 2011. According to the […]

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